Nina Simone

Film

Why It's Nearly Impossible to Make a Good Biopic

From 'All Eyez on Me' to 'Nina' to 'Lincoln,' there are a lot of ways to tell and/or ruin a life story.
Tari Ngangura
8.23.17
Collage

Colorful Minimalist Collages Preserve the Legacies of 1960s Black Icons

Rico Gatson’s collages of Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, and Muhammed Ali celebrate black history.
Antwaun Sargent
5.10.17
Art

Kanye West’s “Ultralight Beam” Soundtracks a Film About Black Spiritual Power

Inside the sampled world of filmmaker and cinematographer Arthur Jafa’s 'Love Is The Message, The Message Is Death,' on view at Gavin Brown's Enterprise in Harlem.
Antwaun Sargent
1.9.17
kanye west

The A-Z Guide to Every Song Sampled on Kanye West's 'The Life Of Pablo'

The rapper's highly-anticipated seventh album features everyone from Arthur Russell to Yoko Shimomura.
Max Mertens
2.22.16
Art

Britain’s First Black Circus Gets a Live Radio Art Tribute

Artist Derrick Adams reimagines Pablo Fanque’s Victorian era Circus Royal.
Antwaun Sargent
11.30.15
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Crate Expectations: Bradley Zero

The Rhythm Section boss joins the dots between Marc Houle and Nina Simone.
Bradley Zero
11.12.15
Film

The Revolutionary Legacy of Nina Simone Remains as Relevant Today as Ever

Told largely in her own words, Netflix's new documentary, <i>What Happened, Miss Simone?</i>, traces the the legendary singer's quest for freedom, from Selma to Lagos.
Antwaun Sargent
7.8.15
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Watch Zebra Katz and Leila's Tortured Tribute to "Nina Simone"

The queer rapper's collaboration with London producer Leila just keeps getting better.
Michelle Lhooq
6.8.15
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The Anti-Goth

Quix*o*tic's music kind of sounds like it's made by the spooky kids in the back of your high school art class.
Jesse Pearson
12.1.02